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Journal of Smart Buildings and Construction Technology

ISSN: 2810-9511 (Online)

Vol. 5 , Iss. 1 (June 2023): In progress


  • A Study on Factors Influencing Cost Overrun in High-rise Building Construction across India

    Mohammed Tayyab, Mohammed Furkhan, Mohammed Rizwan, M. Jameel, Aaron Chadee

    Article ID: 5489
    3  (Abstract) 30  (Download)


    Cost overrun is common problem in construction projects worldwide. Most Indian construction projects, particularly those involving high-rise buildings, have had severe cost overruns. For managers, architects, engineers, and contractors, completing building projects within the specified cost budget has become the most important and hard assignment. Since it is common for high-rise building projects to go... More

  • Enhancing Concrete Properties Using Silica Fume: Optimized Mix Design

    Ammar Ali Abed, Ibtisam Kamal, Alireza Mojtahedi

    Article ID: 5678
    3  (Abstract) 0  (Download)


    In the current work, concrete mixes containing (7.0-33.11) weight % silica fume as a partial replacement of cement with a water /cement ratio (0.42-0.48) were prepared according to an adopted two factorial central composite design. The samples were tested, optimized, and modeled for compressive strength and density.  The estimated results confirmed that compressive strength and... More

  • A Study of Prospective Barriers, Benefits and Measures for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Adoption in Nepalese AEC Industry

    Raj Shah, Bibek Shrestha

    Article ID: 5486
    47  (Abstract) 133  (Download)


    The construction industry needs modern construction methodology and technology to improve sustainability and production performance. Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology supports improving the quality of products by reducing design and construction defects, risks to the health and safety of workers, and reduce overall project cost and delivery time. The BIM has capabilities, but it is... More

  • Modeling the Impact of Testing Mode on the Viscoelastic Behavior of Asphalt Concrete

    Saad Issa Sarsam

    Article ID: 5514
    20  (Abstract) 25  (Download)


    The variations in the viscoelastic behavior of asphalt concrete due to testing mode is assessed and modeled in the present investigation. Asphalt concrete mixture was prepared at its optimum binder requirement and compacted in slab mold with the aid of roller compaction. Beam specimens of 62 mm width, 400 mm length, and 56 mm depth... More

  • Analytical Study on the Effect of Electric Arc Furnace Dust (EAFD) on the Rutting of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures

    Mohammad A.T. Alsheyab, Taisir S. Khedaywi

    Article ID: 5584
    29  (Abstract) 26  (Download)


    As a byproduct of the steelmaking process, significant amounts of hazardous electric arc furnace dust (EAFD) are produced. Utilizing the solidification/stabilization technology with asphalt mix is one way to safeguard the environment from its negative effects. Rutting was used as an indicator to assess the asphalt mixture with EAFD since it is an important factor... More

  • On The Profiling of Air Leakage Infiltration Pattern across Chinese Vernacular Buildings

    Samuel I. Egwunatum, Udubra E. Akpezi, Osamudiamen K. Otasowie, Imole A. Awodele

    Article ID: 5490
    18  (Abstract) 12  (Download)


    The purpose of this paper is to provide understanding of the seasonal pattern of air leakage (infiltration) in Chinese vernacular buildings across China’s five climate regions. In achieving the set purpose, a grand extensive literature survey was conducted and supported with data drawn from established Meteonorm V6.1 on sensible heat and psychrometric variables. Numerical computations... More